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Posted Date: October 31, 2023
Closing Date: November 10, 2023
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Program Coordinator – Root for Trees
Job Number: 47967
Ready to help lead important City tree planting efforts?
Looking to motivate socially conscious folks?
Excited about developing environmental stewardship resources?
The Root for Trees Program Coordinator plays a vital role in supporting the Root for Trees program. Root for Trees is the city of Edmonton’s volunteer tree planting initiative. We work with community groups, local businesses, school & youth groups, individuals, and corporations to plant native species of trees and shrubs in naturalized areas around Edmonton. This position will be involved in the hiring, training, and daily supervision of front-line staff. In addition, they will review and develop program manuals, program resources, and proper safety procedures.
This position will also assist and provide support to the Root for Trees Program Lead, and support policy review and evaluation of program criteria. They will be involved in regular program development, expenditures, and several aspects of program promotions, outreach, and communications. This employee would be directly interacting with the public, and providing opportunities for citizens to take part in environmental stewardship and beautification initiatives to enhance Edmonton as a Healthy & Climate Resilient City.
With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:
– Review and develop procedures and training manuals, facilitate hiring, training, supervising of staff, create staff schedules, approve time off requests, review and submit staff time and evaluation of seasonal program staff
– Role model a commitment to an inclusive and diverse approach to staff and volunteers
– Work closely with communications to create, prepare and distribute promotional materials (i.e. posters, pamphlets, and engagement incentives) that support inclusive practices
– Research content for educational programs. Develop and maintain social media updates and information for events
– Advertise to recruit volunteers for our programs and special events; through on-line calendars, newsletters and through establishing communications connections to community groups and external interest groups ensuring all know they are welcome
– Monitor and coach staff to maintain high-quality program content, create new program content, establish effective evaluations
– Order, purchase, maintain and/or deliver program event supplies and equipment as well as record and track volunteer & overall program statistics
– Plan annual event schedules, events and program planning for Root for Trees
– Direct communication with volunteers to maintain service level demands
– Manage Volunteer bookings and the Root for Trees business account
– Schedule and coordinate daily programs, truck coordination, and maintain our Volunteer database
– Support the Root for Trees Program Lead
– Perform other related duties as required
– Degree or diploma in Environmental Sciences/Forestry/Agriculture/
– Minimum of 1 year experience in Program Development and Delivery
– Minimum of 1 year experience directly supervising staff and/ volunteers
– Knowledge of use of Social Media
– Plant identification skills, experience in horticulture/plant care, and/or knowledge of local flora and fauna are considered assets
– Strong written, oral, presentation and web-based communication skills
– Experience and proficiency in using computer software such as Google Applications (such as Google Documents, Google Sheets and Google Meets), and volunteer database management programs or platforms
– Ability to work in a team environment, effectively multitask, and provide support to team members on projects outside your immediate scope of work
– Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
– Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, and the ability to communicate professionally and effectively with others
– Physically fit and willing to work outside in all weather conditions and on rugged terrain
– Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
– Experience driving a truck and trailer is an asset
– Standard First Aid and Level C CPR certification is required
– Hire is dependent on Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton, and there may be a cost associated with this requirement
– Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is a requirement of this position. This will require business automotive insurance coverage
– The successful candidate must arrange their own transportation to the work location. Personal transportation for operational requirements to be reimbursed in accordance with City of Edmonton policy. This will require business automotive insurance coverage
– Demonstrated ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style
– Embrace the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, and foster an environment that encourages others to do the same
– Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
– Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
– Applicants may be tested
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.
The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Employment@edmonton.ca.
Up to 1 permanent full-time position
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Shifts are variable throughout the week, including regular weekend, afternoon and evening work depending on operational requirements. The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.
Salary Range: $26.580 – $33.357 (Hourly); $55,499.040 – $69,649.420 (Annually)
Talent Acquisition Consultant: KE/JF
Classification Title: Recreation Technician III-8hrs
Posting Date: Oct 27, 2023
Closing Date: Nov 10, 2023 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to): 1 – Permanent Full-time
Union : CSU 52
Department: Parks and Roads Services
Work Location(s): Coronation Yard, 14323 – 115 Ave Edmonton T5M 3B8
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.